Root Long time Droider, First time rooter...

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  1. viomonk

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    Alright here i go. Ive had my droid for a while and with all the recent teasers for 2.1 and praise given to the sholesrom i have decided to flash sholes 2.0.5 to my droid.

    The few questions i have are:

    1. Will i retain my apps and/or should i make backups with astro first?

    2. Will i retain verizon authentication?

    3. Will i retain my contacts?

    I know these are probably noob questions and i will become more fluent as i go but i just want to be sure before i go with it. Testing the waters per se.

    I hope to hear from someone omniscient on the subject soon.
     

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  2. jackburnt

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    1) Depends on how you do it. At least for BB, there's an update.zip.
    2) Authentication? You can make phone calls/download stuff. If that's what you mean.
    3) Google retains all your contacts. You just have to sign in again to get them all back.
     
  3. viomonk

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    Thanks.

    I didnt know if it worked like my gf's droid eris, she had to do a factory reset and it wiped her authentication and she had to call in to verizon to get the code again.

    I plan use SMupdater to do it i just havent gotten up the balls to go through with it. Im afraid ill mess something up lol. I handled jailbreaking my ipod touch no prob so here goes.
     
  4. emdmao

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    If you are going the Sholes updater route, that will automatically create a nandroid backup each time you run it. When you flash it choose to keep data. I have gone through the process probably 15 times, haven't lost any apps, contacts, nothing. Good luck.
     
  5. tsaunders

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    I did the Sholes Updater and I am now running 2.0.5, took me about 10 minutes to update my ROM from 2.0.3 to 2.0.5 - :p

    Let me know if you need any help, it's pretty simple though.

    I can tell you were to get SetCPU as well.
     
  6. CRPercodani

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    Yea, from the market. If your just giving out links to a paid app that is considered warez. The only place that the dev gives it out for free is another forum which you must be a member of to download it, and I am sure he wouldn't appreciate everyone joining just to avoid paying for the app. Does everyone realize how valuable that app is? Without it we would have no control over our clock speed, he deserves the small small amount of money he asks for it.
     
  7. Fabolous

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    It's not warez. The dev openly gives it to members of xda.
     
  8. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA
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    Yes, members of xda. Not for people to just link to and say here join this site and get it for free. If he wanted everyone to get it for free he would let us post it on any forum, or put a free version in the market. I have known him for a long time.
     
  9. Fabolous

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  10. viomonk

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    Well, i have successfully rooted and flashed Sholes 2.0.5 via SMupdater and WOW! I dont know what i was so scared of, its was as easy as 1-2-3 with SMupdater. I currently having my droid running at a smooth and cool 800mhz and wow what a difference. I really love the 3D gallery as well, it makes looking through my photos that much more fun.
     
  11. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA
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    I just hope people aren't joining xda for that alone. If so at least donate a few bucks to him, he deserves it.
     
  12. tsaunders

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    The only reason I said that was because I had issues downloading it from the market when I went to buy it. I wanted to let the user know where to get it if he had issues downloading it from the market. I am going to pay for it once I can get it from the market.

    CRP, you really need to calm down, you seem to assume a lot from people on these forums.
     
  13. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA
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    I am calm, and I don't assume anything. I said if your giving out links to a paid app it;s warez. I didn't accuse anyone of doing it, just giving a warning. And if you have any other problems with how I conduct myself on these forums then please take it up with me via PM and not in a thread, it is rude for other members.
     
  14. droidpcguru

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    Not to join the argument, but it seems some of the ROMS(out of respect not mentioning which ones) are starting to include SetCPU?
     
  15. CRPercodani

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    Yea, he (the dev) gave permission to put them in. Also I want to apologize if I came off rude to anyone in this thread yesterday, that wasn't my intention. I stand by what I said but I just want to make it clear none of it was meant to be taken on a personal level. Just getting a little tired of all the dev's leaving Android because of warez, and how easy it is to steal apps, heck you can do it right on the market.
     

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